2020 Domaine Saint-Cyr Beaujolais La Galoche Rouge
The 2020 Domaine Saint-Cyr Beaujolais La Galoche Rouge is a red wine made from Gamay that offers strong aromas of red fruits, cherries on the nose, with a subtle mineral nuance. On the palate it is juicy and pleasant and smooth.
Raphaël Saint-Cyr, is a 4th generation grower, working the vines planted by his Great Grandfather some 70 odd years ago.
Raphaël took the reins from his uncle back in 2008, and immediately began converting all vineyards to organic. Both his uncle and grandfather had become sick – Raphaël was convinced it was from all the chemicals that were being used, and so he was determined to make the switch. In 2012 he received organic certification from Ecocert. These days they are currently converting to biodynamics as well. Raphaël has seen the growers around him change their perspective over the years – at first they told him he didn’t know what he was doing – they then saw how healthy his vineyards and grapes were, especially in more trying weather conditions – and are finally now starting to make the switch themselves. A very slow but positive change for the area.